Hair loss and thinning hair is a huge concern for both men and women. Microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) combination therapy promotes new follicular development and activates hair growth. The result is a significant increase in hair density and thickness. This procedure is perfect for anyone concerned about balding, thinning and anything in between.
Microneedling uses a specialized device to make microscopic perforations in the scalp. Follicular development is significantly enhanced when used in conjunction with PRP. This includes the addition of growth factors that are isolated from your own blood, which initiates a healing cascade resulting in new follicular growth and increased hair density. As a natural autologous therapy, the safety profile is excellent for almost any patient. There is no downtime, minimal pain, and most importantly, the results are long lasting and noticeable.
How many treatments are needed? Although this is determined on an individual basis, the average patient will have a minimum of 3-5 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart, before following a maintenance protocol of 1-2 treatments per year. There are many factors that will play a significant role in the final results including one’s overall health. Patients with an untreated medical condition should notify the doctor prior to microneedling treatments. The principal mechanism of the procedure is to extrapolate the body’s own natural physiology of wound healing. For this reason, addressing an underlying pathology or strengthening the immune system and optimizing overall health in the absence of disease, can allow for incomparable results. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shell to see if you are a good candidate for hair restoration therapy.